If you're in Umeda, Osaka and you want to discover the local culture, you should definitely try an izakaya (Japanese pub) for some tasty dishes! Rock Izakaya Star is all that and more, you can enjoy some awesome food and drinks in a venue that would make any rock lover's heart sing!
Traditional Japanese cuisine has become so popular outside of Japan, it is almost commonplace. However, when it comes to modern Japanese cuisine, what is it exactly?
What to do when the Tokyo summer heat is beaming down on you? Head to the beach! A nice little day trip down to a pleasant little seaside town, Enoshima, is a perfect location to cool off and relax! Enoshima Beach offers plenty of things to do, including island adventures, sunbathing, surfing, eating local seafood, people watching, bar hopping, visiting the aquarium, unique temples, and just generally checking out the cool vibes of the beach town!
XEX Daikanyama is a beautiful complex where you can go for the lunch, and lounge by the pool, but you can also go for dinner or drinks. It's your go-to place in Daikanyama, for delicious Japanese or Italian cuisine.
Himeji Castle is one of Japan's most loved castles! Located in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, the castle has a network of 83 buildings and was designed to resemble a a bird taking flight due to it's white exterior. Himeji Castle is a fantastic destination to visit with plenty of charm in the surrounding areas! Here's my top 5 recommended places to grab a bite to eat when in the area!
Ever wondered what eating at a Japanese elementary school was like? Well, here's your chance! Rokunen Yonkumi is a elementary school themed restaurant in downtown Shibuya that caters for diners looking for a little bit of nostalgia. The whole restaurant is set-up like a school and has a number of themed rooms and courses to match. High school reunion time?
Umenohana is a restaurant chain that mainly serves Kaiseki cuisines using tofu and yuba (soy bean skin). Here's a guide to Umenohana, one of the most elegant, authentic Japanese restaurant chains in Japan!
Tokyo station has many attractions and shops inside the station, and one of the streets is called Tokyo Okashi Land. Okashi means snacks in Japanese, so you can find famous Japanese snacks such as Jagarico and Pocky, but in limited edition flavors that you can only purchase at Tokyo station! It is a perfect place to find gifts and souvenirs, but they also have some food stands that you can enjoy at the spot!
Have you ever heard of miso katsu? It is a very popular dish in Japan, especially in Nagoya, where they produce a type of miso called Haccho miso. Miso Katsu is basically a fried pork (tonkatsu) with miso sauce. If you are in Nagoya, you can't leave without trying one. Check the following for more information on where to eat miso katsu in Nagoya!